|Latin name:||Pyrus communis ‘Conference’ + ‘Bonne Louise’|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bare-rooted stemmed plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Harvesting:||September - November|
|Flowering:||March - April|
|Growing Height:||150 - 200 cm|
|Planting distance:||200 - 400 cm|
The dual pear tree grows best in a sunny spot in loose, nutritious soil. First soak the tree overnight in a bucket of lukewarm water prior to planting. Dig a large hole for your Pyrus communis and loosen the soil. Place the columnar tree at the right depth in the planting hole and spread the roots around the hole. The roots should be about 15-25 cm below ground level. Give your pear tree a nice sturdy, deeply planted stake, as support. Fill the hole with soil and heel well in. Water immediately after planting.
Potted dual pear tree
The dual pear tree 'Conférence' and 'Bonne Louise' is perfect for growing in a spacious flower pot or large container on the patio or decking. This tree will remain compact and doesn't take up much room but will produce the same sized fruit as a regular-sized pear tree. Stand your potted dual pear tree in a sheltered, sunny spot. Create a 'mini-orchard' by planting the dual pear, dwarf apple or peach, dwarf cherry or apricot all in pots and grouping them together on your patio or decking.
Dual pear tree (Pyrus communis) 'Conférence' and 'Bonne Louise' is an easy-to-grow pear tree. Water your pear tree regularly. Are you growing your dual pear tree in a pot? Then never let the root ball dry out. We recommend giving some mixed organic fertiliser early in the year and give it a mulch of compost around the base of tree (don't let the mulch touch the trunk of the tree).
Pruning a Dual Pear Tree
Flowers appear on this tree even after fruiting, which you can remove. Keep a maximum of two pears to a bunch and remove the excess fruit. Is the Dual pear tree growing too tall ? Then trim the top off and prune back all dead, weak or crossing branches. Most pear varieties form spurs that turn into buds which give rise to fruit. Prune 1/3rd of the branches that form on the trunk, just above an eye. Prune all side branches back to 3-6 eyes from the main stem and this will encourage fruiting side shoots to form. The fruit will then grow on these short lateral branches. The best time to prune is November to March. Do not prune if there is frost around.
We combined two varieties on one stem for this dual pear tree: 'Conférence' and 'Bonne Louise'. 'Conférence' is a pear known for its sweetness. 'Bonne Louise' has soft flesh. The two varieties pollinate each other, so there is a good crop of fruit. These pears can be picked from September to October, depending on weather conditions. You can eat the pears immediately or they can be stored for some time in a cool place.